Street food beat: the new hot dog king?

Jeremy Hardcastle has obtained a permit to vend his handmade dogs across from the Grove Arcade on Battery Park Ave. Xpress wrote about the hot dog maker last year.

Hardcastle’s hot dogs are generally only available late night at the Admiral in West Asheville — and have reportedly saved more than a few people from massive hangovers — or at least that’s the claim.

Hardcastle uses all local meats — Hickory Nut Gap pork and Brasstown beef — in his dogs. He piles tons of interesting, fresh ingredients on those wieners to produce some wild concoctions, like the Sexy Mexi, with jalapeños, bacon, mayo, fresh cilantro and guacamole.

Also on the menu today is the Überkraut, with bacon, brown mustard, chili and jalapenõs and the Spicy Redneck with chili, cheese, bacon, mustard (among other things). Hardcastle reports that he’s making kimchi so that he can serve his Kim Jong Chill dog next week.

Hardcastle says that he will be downtown with his cart Wednesdays through Saturdays, from noon until 6 p.m. (roughly) or until supplies run out.

And why should people try Hardcastle weiners, Xpress asks? “Where else are you going to get a local, handmade hot dog?” Hardcastle says. “And they taste really good.”

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12 thoughts on “Street food beat: the new hot dog king?

  1. cart before the dog

    The new Hot Dog King? A dog there was barely two bucks all the way. Cats and Dogs couldn’t afford the rent in Grove Arcade and their dogs were not four and five bucks. Hip Asheville, home of the five buck Hot Dog!

  2. Betty Cloer Wallace

    Yummy! It’s easy to become addicted to these–by far the best dawgs around!

  3. The Trolls Troll

    Why doesn’t the City of Asheville allow street vendors to sell food at night downtown? They would make a killing on the bar crowd, especially during the summer.

  4. Why does the City of Asheville interfere with the right of street vendors to sell food at night downtown? They would make a healthy profit, especially in the summertime.
    …………………………………

  5. Dionysis

    Never one to allow someone else’s idea to go unappropriated, timpeck outdoes himself in a near verbatim repeat of Unaffiliated Egotist’s post.

    Anything original to offer readers, tim?

  6. Hip Asheville, home of the five buck Hot Dog!

    I think if you read the menu, the cheapest one is $3. Is that still too much for you?

  7. bill smith

    @Dionysis-It’s like reality imitating parody!

    [b]Hip Asheville, home of the five buck Hot Dog![/b]

    Oh Know! Paying a reasonable price for better quality food from local farmers! We’ve gotten far too used to government-subsidized food prices. Only in America do people pay so little for food. Thanks big government!

  8. cart before the dog

    @Bill…I think you mean, “Oh, no”! But I have no way to know.

  9. bill smith

    @cart-Is that the most you got out of my comment? TO be clear I meant what I typed. Think about it.

    As for the comment you previously made, what problem do you have with paying a fair market price for local food? You do understand that those cheap hotdogs are subsidized with your tax dollars, right? Making the real cost much higher.

  10. ryan

    Word is, is that vendors aren’t allowed to sell food at night because the downtown restaurants don’t want the competition. A cart’s over head is so low, they can usually beat a restaurant’s price. I have no dog in this fight, just sayin’.

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